New Build in Cambridge


Waikato Builders to help you through the New Home Building Process


We are an award winning building company with a reputation of living our listed values and delivering value at a fair price. We are here to play at an excellent level.

That’s why we have created a process that allows you to get to know us, our values, our systems and our testimonials from our delighted clients.

Building a home is all about building and working within a relationship of mutual trust. We believe that if you get to know who we are, what we have done and what we can do, that you’ll want to embark on the journey of building a home that you will love.

If you are interested in a partnership of trust and respect, leading to a finely crafted home, then read on.


Step 1 – First ContactThe Building Process

Congrats, you have decided to look at building a new home.

Once you make first contact with us we will schedule a meeting to discuss your project and the vision you ideally would like to achieve.

If you are looking to build a new home, it is fine if you have not already gone ahead and purchased a section. Section location plays a major factor in the complete build cost.

We can discuss any areas you have interest in as well as discuss the various land covenants together to find something suitable that will ensure a cost and time efficient build process.

Once you feel we have understood what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it, it’s time for you to get to know us, to find out what we stand for, and how we would help you achieve your goals.

Get in touch with us.


Step 2 – Design ProcessThe Building Process

Our philosophy is “Better Design, Better Build”… and it works!

The combination of these two elements pays dividends and you end up with a seamless and superior end result.

That’s why we encourage you to invest in and work with one of our preferred architects or work with a designer of your choice.

The designer will listen to your needs along with our input to start configuring a concept plan.

A concept plan will show you how your home ideas will look and function. It can be adjusted and tweaked accordingly until you are satisfied. Once you are happy with the concept there is also the option of going another step further and getting three dimensional renders for an accurate view of how the home will look before proceeding to the next stage.

Need some design ideas? View our portfolio of work.


Step 3 – Quoting & the ContractThe Building Process

You’ll find now the concept plan is complete and we have gotten to know and trust each other, it’s time to make a decision based on whether you think we are a great fit for your needs.

You now have the final detail in place and there will be enough information to put together a full fixed price for you.

If you agree to have us be you builder, we will go ahead and prepare our guaranteed fair and trustworthy quote for you. Do not tell us to go ahead with this unless you have complete trust in us. That’s why we spend the time getting to know each other.

If you are unsure on certain decisions it will be best to estimate the home. Then once the the correct decisions have been made, we can follow with a fixed price.

We will provide you with enough detail in the price so you are very clear on all that has been included. Once you are happy with the price a Master Builders building contract will be put together for your viewing.

We will move forward together.


The Building Process

Sep 4 – Final Design & Consent

Once finance has been approved and the building contract has been signed there will be a building deposit due.

Your deposit is subtracted off of the set build cost.

After payment has cleared, communication will be made with the designer to complete the plans and get your project ready for council submission.

It will need to pass the required consents. Certain building designs can require more consents then others.



 Step 5 – Construction StageThe Building Process

Once plans have been approved by the local council there can be a confirmed start date set along with a guideline of the construction schedule.

It will involve a list of the various trades involved needed to complete your home.

This is an exciting stage as shortly you will see the home start to take some shape.




 Step 6 – CompletionThe Building Process

Once the building process is complete involving a quality inspection and professional clean we call this “Practical completion”.

You’ll be presented with your keys on practical completion along with information about the house and product warranties.

You can now move in and enjoy the final product you have been waiting for. It’s time to celebrate!

But don’t think we will forget you!

We will still keep in touch from time to time as well as not forgetting our inspection period on every new home built.

Click here for information on our Master Builder 10 Year Guarantees.

Key things to think about

before speaking to the designer

Every design process is unique. A smartly designed home can save you money.

Efficient use of space and materials will help you reduce upfront construction costs.

Taking the climate into perspective from the beginning will minimise the impact of ongoing energy costs. A sharp design is a smart investment.

Some things you may want to consider will be:


  • How many people will live in your home? Do you have children or plan to in the future?
  • Will you have overnight visitors regularly?
  • Do you entertain regularly and how many guests?
  • What would you like in the way of bathrooms and the kitchen?
  • Do you work from home regularly and will you need a home office?
  • What sort of garage space is needed? How many vehicles do you need to store and do you need room for a workshop?
  • What kind of laundry space will you need?
  • Will you need an attic space for storage?
  • How often will you use the section space and what for?
  • Will the home need to be positioned so there is space allowed for children to play, a garden or a pool?
  • Will the home have a view you would like to maximise?
  • Do you have any particular way you would like to heat and cool the home?
  • Single level vs multiple level? If the home size you like is too large to fit on your section you may have to consider building upwards.
  • Is there a particular style of home you like?
  • Do you have any image examples of homes or features you like?


Feel free to contact us today if you have any questions.